Malala Yousafzai is not your average 16-year old. At 14, she was the victim of an attempted assassination by the Taliban in her native Pakistan. They attempted to kill her for her outspoken, popular support for the rights of women and children.
She survived the attack and has gone on to enjoy a well-deserved global platform through which she is making the world aware of the plight of women in the Middle East.
In this interview with Jon Stewart, though, she speaks about the importance of not returning violence with violence. Straight from the teachings of Christ and the many successful movements of martyrs laying down their lives to and sometimes even for their oppressors, Malala speaks a universal spiritual truth. Hatred will not stop hatred.
Her response to the question of how she sees those trying to kill her leaves Jon Stewart speechless.